Given that fall is here, you wouldn’t expect to have to worry about your air conditioning unit, but you shouldn’t be so sure about that. This past summer was one of the hottest ever. In fact, the North American summer heat wave that took place in late June was one of the worst and deadliest ever. There were 82 deaths associated with the heat and almost four million people lost power due to the severity of the storms of the weather pattern. Hill City, Kansas had the warmest temperate at over 115 degrees and even the Arctic Circle wasn’t spared; Northern Canada saw 95 degree weather five days in a row during the heat wave. Chances are you had your air conditioner on full blast most of the summer, so it might be time to take a look at your Rheem warranty registration or whatever warranty in regard to your air conditioning unit.
While your air conditioner may appear to be fine, wear and tear can take its toll. Most HVAC professionals recommend that you should have your air conditioner inspected once in the fall and again right before summer. Although the weather may be cooler and you’re too busy worried about how your football team is doing and asking your kids if they have homework, you’ll be doing yourself a favor by contacting a HVAC specialist to inspect your unit.
Inspection and Repairs
An HVAC specialist will open up your unit and make sure that there are no leaks of any kind coming from the hoses. Additionally, he will take a look at your filter and make sure that it is not clogged with dust and pollutants. Generally, the more often the unit is used, the more pollutants in your filter. You can help yourself in this regard by checking and changing your filter once a month dependent on use – especially in the case of this past summer. An inspection in this fashion will ensure that your unit is ready to go when you need it come next summer. During the winter, you should also cover your unit to ensure protection.
With that in mind, if you find that you are in need of a new unit due to overuse, Rheem is a quality company that produces great products. Rheem and other warranty registrations are easy and offer protection for you and your family if something goes wrong in the dead heat of summer. Who knows what next summer is going to be like. Prepare for the worst with the proper unit, precautions and inspections.
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